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Old Nov 29, 2011, 12:39 PM
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3rd Annual Cal Challenge F3K Contest - June 2&3 2012 - Visalia, CA

Ok, we are all confirmed for the 3rd year running! F3K is alive and well on the west coast and we have been invited back to the Central Valley RC club's beautiful field in Visalia, California.

This will be a 2 day USA F3K Tour contest.

Full details are being cooked up by our planning committee and will be posted as available.

* Camping is permitted (and encouraged, we had a great party last year) on the field starting Thursday night through Sunday.

Please consider joining us for a fun little get together!

Registration Page is now up!

Cal Challenge Organizing Committee
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 12:39 PM
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Tasks:

Day 1
1 "G" - Best 5 x 2:00
2 "F" - Best 3 of 6
3 "D" - Ladder +15 sec
4 "I" - Best 3 x 200s
5 "C" - All up 3 x 3:00
6 "B" - Last 2 x 4:00
7 "H" - 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00
8 "E" - Poker
9 "J" - Last 3 x 3:00
10 "A" - Last 5:00 in 7:00
Day 2
11 "G" - Best 5 x 2:00
12 "I" - Best 3 x 200s
13 "B" - Last 2 x 4:00
14 "J" - Last 3 x 3:00
"Everyone Flies" (tm) Flyoff
15 "G" - Best 5 x 2:00
16 "H" - 1:00, 2:00, 3:00, 4:00
17 "C" - All up 3 x 3:00
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 12:40 PM
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Paid Pilots:

Maurice Podder
Paul Crittenden
Brian Glover
Hugh Harris
Tai Liao
Matt Gewain
John Fruge
Kai Yang
Frank Slaughter
Tom Knudston
Matt Nelson
Rick Johnston
Brian Furutani
George Morris
Lex Mierop
John Hickey
Scott Tomasello
Tim Copp
Greg Norsworthy
Peter Williams
Charlie Morris
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 12:56 PM
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I'm in as long as Kai stays in the committee as the All Around good guy.

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Old Nov 29, 2011, 01:16 PM
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I'm in as long as Kai stays in the committee as the All Around good guy.

2.4

Soar!
Jun
Kai has a lot responsibilities on the planning committee but he decided to keep his position. He is living up to his duties

I am in...but dont really have a choice.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 01:59 PM
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I am in, with or without sleep over pass

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Old Nov 29, 2011, 02:09 PM
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 02:31 PM
Where did my plane go???
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HUGH 2.4

I just did not feel like flying Eldorado that weekend by myself! That's my story and I'm sticking to it.

HUGH
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 02:32 PM
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I will need a thrower shoulder is done
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 02:58 PM
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I will need a thrower shoulder is done
I can throw for you, George. I am sure we can get plenty of others to do so as well.
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 04:48 PM
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I'm in too, I have to defend my last place finish!

For those of you that haven't been to this contest before, here are some tips that I learned last year to help your standings in the contest:
  • Don't get flat tires, but if you do, get them on Friday, like Matt, so you can get them fixed before the contest starts instead of on Saturday like I did. (I didn't realize these guys were so competitive )
  • If you are driving a car that you bought used, at some point, make sure you have a lug nut wrench.
  • If you don't have a lug nut wrench, try and catch one of the other pilots before they leave the hotel for the field.
  • If you don't catch one of the other pilots make sure you have someone's cell phone number, or... belong to an auto club.
  • When you go to get your tires fixed, make sure that you didn't put your wallet with ID, money, and credit cards into a bag and leave it in someone else's car.
  • If you do leave your wallet in someone else's car and don't find out until you're at the tire place, try and talk the tire people into letting you keep your place in line while you go and get your wallet.
  • If you don't keep your place in line, you won't make it back to the field until 1:30-2:00pm, and you won't have enough drop rounds to help you.
  • Lastly, if you brought a backup plane, make sure it is flyable before the contest starts, if not, make sure you don't "tree" your plane in the AULD round.

I had a great time!

Brian
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 06:01 PM
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Kai will be there and serve as All Around good guy again LOL

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Old Nov 29, 2011, 06:35 PM
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Kai will be there and serve as All Around good guy again LOL

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Old Nov 29, 2011, 06:45 PM
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I'm in too, I have to defend my last place finish!

For those of you that haven't been to this contest before, here are some tips that I learned last year to help your standings in the contest:
  • Don't get flat tires, but if you do, get them on Friday, like Matt, so you can get them fixed before the contest starts instead of on Saturday like I did. (I didn't realize these guys were so competitive )
  • If you are driving a car that you bought used, at some point, make sure you have a lug nut wrench.
  • If you don't have a lug nut wrench, try and catch one of the other pilots before they leave the hotel for the field.
  • If you don't catch one of the other pilots make sure you have someone's cell phone number, or... belong to an auto club.
  • When you go to get your tires fixed, make sure that you didn't put your wallet with ID, money, and credit cards into a bag and leave it in someone else's car.
  • If you do leave your wallet in someone else's car and don't find out until you're at the tire place, try and talk the tire people into letting you keep your place in line while you go and get your wallet.
  • If you don't keep your place in line, you won't make it back to the field until 1:30-2:00pm, and you won't have enough drop rounds to help you.
  • Lastly, if you brought a backup plane, make sure it is flyable before the contest starts, if not, make sure you don't "tree" your plane in the AULD round.

I had a great time!

Brian
So what you are saying is to brush your teeth before you leave for the field??

HUGH
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Old Nov 29, 2011, 07:04 PM
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So what you are saying is to brush your teeth before you leave for the field??

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No, don't tree your plane.

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